نوع مقاله : مقاله علمی - پژوهشی
دانش آموخته سطح 4
عنوان مقاله [English]
The prophetic hadith "Man Mat" has been narrated with different words and expressions in the narrative and theological sources of Fariqin and has spiritual frequency. The content of the hadith is that if someone dies without knowing his imam, he has died the death of ignorance. The interpretation of Jahili death indicates that not knowing the Imam means not knowing the Prophet, and the requirement of this matter is that all the things that the Prophet has are also fixed for the Imam; Except for a special position such as prophethood, which has a valid reason for assigning it. Therefore, the mentioned hadith indicates that the imam, like the prophet, is infallible and appointed by God. Another meaning of the hadith is that there is an Imam at any time who should be recognized. After Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.), there is no Imam with these characteristics except for Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.), whose Imamate is believed by the Shiites. Therefore, the hadith "Man Mat" indicates the existence and imamate of the Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.).